Regulatory Affairs and Services (M.S.)

Regulatory Affairs and Services (M.S.)

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As a student of Regulatory Affairs and Services you will be prepared to take a leadership role in one of the most in-demand professions in the medical device industry. You will learn the educational and career skills necessary for managing the regulatory approval processes from faculty who are industry experts with practical experience in the field. You will receive an education in regulatory affairs with a focus on clinical affairs, quality systems and health care reimbursement.

Program Highlights

  • Offered at the Twin Cities Graduate Center in Maple Grove, Minnesota, and is available online through a synchronous Adobe Connect Connection. 
  • Available as both a full-time and a part-time program. 
  • Courses offered weekday evenings and Saturday mornings.
  • Designed in collaboration with medtech industry professionals.
  • An experience course provides students with direct industry regulatory submission experience.
  • Courses can be taken on a stand-alone basis as a non-degree seeking student.
  • A half-time graduate assistantship is available for full-time students. 
  • Medtech employees earn on average 40% more than their counterparts in other industries.

Program Distinctions

  • Only regulatory program in the United States focused on medical devices.
  • Courses are taught by industry experts with practical experience and leadership working in regulatory and related fields many with 15 to 30 years experience.
  • 1 of 3 programs in the United States chosen to distribute two $5,000 annual scholarships from the Association of Medical Diagnostic Manufacturers.
  • The industry's most senior and experienced executive regulatory leaders serve on the program's industry advisory board.
  • The annual medtech networking and job fair is the largest of its kind featuring 15-20 medtech industry companies.
  • Recognized STEM graduate program. 

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Aug. 1 June 15 (M.S. only) Aug. 1
Spring Dec. 1 Oct. 15 (M.S. only) Dec. 1
Summer April 1 N/A April 1

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Methods

On-campus Online Distance Satellite Campus Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Cathy Krier

Popular Careers

  • Regulatory professional
  • Development
  • Pre-clinical
  • Clinical
  • Manufacturing
  • Post-market surveillance
  • Medical device marketing

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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